Maine Woods pellets are a blend of 65% hardwood and 35% softwood. The hardwood provides a longer burning, high heat fuel while the softwood adds extra durabilty creating a strong pellet that will not crumble.
Winner "Best of the Best" 2010 - Retail Locations for these Pellets
Date of Testing:7/16/2012
Testing By:University of Maine School of Forest Resources
BTU/lb as Recieved:8390.18
Mr. J. Takeman / Reviewer from Hearth.com:
Holy mermaids batman! Were did they come from!
My review in words. I’d have to say outstanding results from what I really expected. Best blended pellet? Well that might be pushing it just a bit(sorry quazi95). Now don’t ripe my head off! The only reason I say that is density and the heat. I know I know! Just increase the feedrate. But I think of everyone when I do a review. I say that because of the poor sole who does have the stove sized right to the home or is limping along with a less affordable stove less efficient. If there pushing the max on the heat settings with a top shelf pellet. They might not be able to keep warm without adding some assistance from the furnace or what have you!
Overall I would say 8 to 8 1/2 out of 10 star rating. Not a shoulder pellet anymore!
I told you I wasn’t the best at writing reviews. I would rather stick to numbers and such! Me and words don’t do well as I hated english in school! So don’t beat me up to bad. After all everyone is entitle to there humble opinion.
Some more facts on how they did in my stove: Just a bit of glazing on the glass light gray in color. 90% wiped off with a brush and the rest was easily removed with plain old tap water! Slight carbon in the burnpot. Just a little chisling to remove. No clumps of ash. Very light texture. They did not slide to well in my hopper. Stove went out with about 5 pounds left to go. I had to push them down and restart the stove. Not a big deal if you keep the hopper full. As you can see I did like them and the biggest Pro is there only $210/ton compaired to others at $245 and up.
My pick of the pellets for 2010-11 My 2nd ton of wood pellets for the 2010-2011 heating season has been received! Maine Woods. I am VERY impressed with these pellets and going to go as far as rating them the #1 best wood pellet for this years heating season. Taking into consideration the price, heat, and ash levels, I think these pellets are by far the best bang for the BTU buck!. Last year I did not burn the Maine woods but have heard that they had a bad batch leave the mill. Then I heard about how they really are making up for it this year by putting out, probably, the best pellet for the money.
Another great burn from Maine Woods. The pellets from this bag were not as dense which you can tell from the level in my hopper. It filled right up to the top. This did not make a difference because the burn was hot and clean. The little ash that was left over was not a problem.
Maine Woods Pellets are a "Whole Tree Chip Pellet". This means that there are variations from batch to batch. I have been lucky with the random bags and the ton which I have burned this year.
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I just found 20 bags of pellets at the Bangor WalMart. I have never used this brand before, they are MWP Premium Wood Pellets. They seemed slightly warm when I picked them up, but now that they are stored inside the bags are actually hot. I have never had this before - very green wood I am guessing. Anyone else had experience with this?
I am burning these in a Harmon PB-105 boiler for the first time. Boiler new this past fall. We bought 10 tons, nine delivered from the factory, one I hauled from Home Depot. The pellets are providing more heat that I had anticipated and make less ash. I clean the boiler once a week and scrape the burn pot daily. We are very pleased with the pellets and with the service provided by the pellet plant.
Just an update to my previous comments on the Maine Wood Pellets. Just bought 20 bags, from Walmart, Brewer Maine. $4.28 bag or $2.14 ton. Bag pictured as above with the stove on the bag. Englander EP-25 stove and just performed monthly cleaning with chimney vacuuming/cleaning prior to using new type of pellet. As a gentleman noted elsewhere, "this pellet stove has become an obsession". I still give same great rating, a great second choice overall, but with one minor change. It is now my 1st choice on very cold days! These blended pellets will burn very hot at a higher feed rates, and with an air increase. Therefore I am able to get the home a little warmer on those very cold days. While the Green Team hardwood pellets burn long and slow, they will not provide the heat needed on those below zero days, because they take longer to burn, thus clog the burn pot with unburned pellets at the very high feed rates, which leads to a lazy cold flame. The Maine Wood Pellets do provide all needed heat with no need for the oil to kick in, but remember, at the higher rate, you will burn two bags per day, rather than the one bag of the Green Teams. Conclusion: Consider Green Teams or other 100% hardwood pellets in the Fall and Spring and on warm spells throughout the winter as they will be adequate and overall less expensive as they burn longer. Burn blended pellets like the Maine Wood Pellet, when you really need high heat output on those very cold days. We plan to keep both types on hand from now on, and use what the weather requires. I am also experimenting on mixing the two types. notes: Please keep in mind, all stoves are different. On the very cold days about -15 to +10 F we could barely maintain 60-66 degrees in this 32x42 New Cape, well insulated open loft, with Green Team. With the blended Maine Wood pellet, we were able to quickly bring the temp over 70 degrees yesterday in blowing -5 to +10 weather. Highest Burn rate for hardwood GT was about 1 1/4 bags per 24 hr day as we could not push them any faster. The blended pellet MWP was about 2 bags in the last 24 hrs, but I think once the house is at a warmer temp, that rate could be cut back slightly, while still maintaining that temp. This house has been cold for weeks as we refuse to turn up the oil heat. Also one last tip for people with the same or similar stove. If you place about 1 heaping teaspoon of pellets in the right rear corner of the burn pot "covering the igniter hole", after cleaning, as you prepare to relight. The stove will ignite much faster, thus saving wear and tear on the igniter. I just timed it at less than 3 minutes from start to ignition. jim
We live on the coast of Maine and have an Ashley Bay Window stove from Tractor Supply Co, and these pellets make the hottest fires. All other pellets burn 1/2 to 1/3 as high, and are just not as warm.
It does seem like we use them a little faster. Not sure how that is possible since the auger speed is a set thing, but somehow they do seem to run low quicker.
Ash and soot-wise we I think they are slightly better than the other brands we have tried. We clean the window daily and the ash weekly no matter which pellets we use, and have not seen a need to step up maintenance with this brand. We are definitely using less propane for the hot water radiators this year, and given how cold it has been and the way the cost of propane has risen in 2014 that's been a real blessing!
As a side note, my father-in-law has a different more expensive type of pellet stove, and he tried this brand and felt there was no difference between them and the cheaper pellets he buys. So perhaps there's just something about our stove that needs this particular type of pellet. In fact, had we not discovered it I would have despaired over how little heat our stove put out, and had no help with the propane bills at all!
These are really decent pellets. I have never had junk/debris in any bag. To me All pellets run dirty ,some more than others. The Operator of the stove means a lot. Go ahead and choke up the input air to try to get a longer burn and see what happens. Also I try to pay close attention to the look of the fire. don't want orangey or lazy. I recommend these pellets.
Saturday, 18 January 2014 13:05
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Tuesday, 14 January 2014 01:58
posted by Richard Thibodeau
Purchased three tons from a company in North Jay last fall as they would deliver. I am 72 years old and felt the early purchase and amount would help me to store them in my dry cellar. I can't go more than 5 days without having to clean my Harman P68 stove. The ash buildup appears within 2 days. Reasoning to purchase was to help keep Maine people employed. I will purchase pellets from Canada in the future.
This is my first year burning Maine Woods Pellets in my Quadra-Fire 1200i. So far this season, I've burned three tons. They have lots of fines and produce high ash (6" deep on the glass after a week of use). In addition, their bags are weak and frequently have small holes. That said, I think they're priced accordingly (approx $250 p/ton) and that keeps me coming back. I vac my stove weekly and do a thorough cleaning (tubes etc) monthly. My review is based on other brands I've burned such as, Country Boy (my favorite), Energex, Termin, New England and others.
purchased a trial run at home depot decent to medium level ash but lots of soot. Flame is not hot. Not pleased with the performance. I knew there would be problems since it does not mention hardwood and only lists content wood lol. Beats wood fiber lol. Kinda like pleather. They really know how to play on words and divert attention from there listing character. Found green supreme at lowes to burn hotter and more consistent. I strictly use pellets for heat I have two new englanders with 6 bag hoppers. 7yrs now
We recently (12/2013) bought 10 bags of these Maine Woods Pellets, and given the price point at $220 ton, we rate them on the high quality/value end of the spectrum. We understand they can be bought directly from the factory for even less, should you live nearby. They burn good, burn hot, and are a good sized pellet with minimal ash. Only down side is the very dark ash that soots the glass. We do cleanings as recommended aside from the glass which we neglect until we want to see the fire. While Green Team still remains our favorite pellet choice at excellent with a very light ash for those who enjoy the view of the fire. They are a little pricey at $270 a ton. With the addition of Maine Woods Pellets, We now have 3 lesser priced choices for a second choice. Green Supreme, Maine Woods and Fireside which we rate all 3 as a great 2nd choice pellets. Of those 3, we would simply choose the least expensive. Our Stove is an Englander EP-25 and we do the required daily cleanings and monthly cleanings however it seems to perform better just prior to monthly cleanings when the chimney is 1/4-1/3 full of ash.
I’d have to say outstanding results from what I really expected. I think they are the Best blended pellet on the market? And at a fare price $269 per ton. We only burn good pellets and I am amazed at the lines of people that burn the cheep pellets from the big box stores they just don't get it. Save your money.
Overall I would say 8 to 8 1/2 out of 10 star rating.
We bought our pellets this year at Portsmouth Stove & Fireplace on Route 1 in North Hampton, NH and I have to say they know there pellets.
Just started burning these using a St. Croix York Insert. They don't put out as much heat as New England. House is at least 4 degrees cooler using these even after bumping up one additional setting all night. Glass is cleaner but I would perfer the heat!
Have an englander 25-PDv stove. Purchased several brands of pellets for several businesses. Lately have used premium wood pellets from tractor supply co. They burn clean, low ash and little soot on glass and good heat! Very pleased. Pam
Will only buy these when there are no other pellets around, ,Pellets have been my only heat source for the past 8 years. Would love to support a Maine business, but they will have to make a better product.
Been burning these Maine Woods Log Cabin pellets for 3 years now in 4 different Harman pellet stoves... 2 commercial buildings at 6500 and 7500 sqaure feet respectively and 1 house at 3000 sg feet The house has 2 stoves and the buildings 1 each. I use 20 tons a year between all stoves not using any other heat source for. Great burn time, low ash, and great heat and a great price for around $200.00 a ton delivered.
Grabbed these bag by bag from my TSC last year to finish season... seemed to burn fine in my harmon XXV... maybe not as hot as others but for the price... new season here and I'm thinking of squeezing a nickle and grabbing a couple tons at $211. Anyone burn these yet in 2013? I'll probably burn a couple bags this weekend... the packaging has the stove (not cabin) but clearly states MWP... UPC code: 852453003011 - any current feedback is appreciated! stay warm!
Was disappointed with Maine Woods this past season, lots of fines. The company that cleans my stove annually commented on the amount of fines in the auger system. Lots of ash in the burn area compared to the year before.
Bought these from All Basics in Merrimack, NH last year for $260/ton. I burn between 4-6 tons per year. The year I burned 5 tons. I was planning on buying them again this year but they are available. I would recommend them. I have used Energex the past with mixed results. The Maine Wood Pellets have a much more consistent size, much less ash and same as, if not more, heat than Energex. My stove is a Quad-Fire Mt. Vernon AE.
I have an Englander 25-PDV/55-SHP22, purchased in 2001 an run every heating season since. I have burned many different types of pellets over the years. In mid-March I had to replenish with 1 ton of the Maine Wood Pellets. I rate them as poor performers. They have many fines in the bag, produce a lot of coarse ash, leave large clunkers in the burn pot, and don't seem to release a lot of heat. I find that pellets made from 100% softwoods have minimal fines in the bag, burn with less ash, leave only small clunkers after 2-3 days burn, and throw off good heat.
I burned 2 tons of these pellets last year. The price was right at about $260/ton. There was almost NO ash! By far the cleanest burning pellet I have used. Heat output was ok. I thought the Okanagan's where hotter but I couldn't get those anymore. I have a Harman p43 stove
This is our first year with an Accentra stove and we purchased 2 tons of Maine Woods to start. I've tried a couple of bags of other brands too, and so far the MW pellets are performing fine. No issues. I did like the NE pellets as well, and would compare MW as a little less quality at a little less cost. Basically a wash. Either way I live in NE and will stick with a local pellet. - Keep it local.
I would never buy these again after burning cubex, spruce point , even crabbes out perform this junk ! They varied from bag to bag lots of fines! I would have thought they'd do a better job than this ! Their softies are a tad better but @ 239 a ton I just as soon anti up a little more and not have the cleaning mess and I seem to burn less with better pellets which means less money spent !
Only the second brand I've tried in my new Quadra Fire Classic Bay 1200. The first ton was Geneva and I have to say the Maine Woods blows Geneva away! Maine Woods produces more heat, way less ash, soot and dust. With Geneva, I had to clean the stove everyday. Glass, ash bin, chip and scrape firepot, vacuum in and out of the stove. The Maine Woods have very little ash, glass stays clean for days and days and they are burning hotter and longer than the Geneva pellet. I love the Maine Woods pellet. I paid $142 a ton for both the Geneva and Maine Woods. I will be finishing my first year as a pellet stove owner using Maine Woods!
I've been burning Maine Woods for 3 years in a row. Burning in a Harmon P61. Steve from Wood Pellet Warehouse is the man! He drops 4 ton a year at my door step so all I have to do is stack em in the basement. I havent tried any of the "Super Premiums" but for the money I will say I love the MWP.
I live in Northern Maine and heat my 1200 sq.ft. living area with a Harman P61A. For my own information I recently tested six brands of wood pellets by burning a measured 1 1/2 lbs. of each and carefully measuring the output air temperature at 2-min. intervals for 30 min. The readings were then averaged and listed below. The stove and hopper were cleaned before each test.
I purchased the pellets locally and don't know if the results would vary from bag to bag or lot to lot. I am not recommending any particular brand or guarantee the accuracy. I thought it was an interesting exercise and that I would pass on the results.
I am using Quality One Premium Grade Pellets 2012 and believe this is MWP. Would this be true? 18 tons purchased for the neighborhood and the season is just beginning. The bags I have used the consistency of the pellets were brittle, large amount of flakes, and varied in size. I am thinking 4 months from now it will be saw dust. I am also concerned that the feeding auger will get clogged and burn the motor out when I am away for 24 hrs. Also the burn time of one one bag is 18 hrs vs the 22 hrs I was getting with hardwood pellets. I hope someone can give me some feedback re: concerns.
I would not buy these again this season. We purchased a ton of MWP and one ton of Old Dominion. The MWP do not produce much heat. We have had to throw away at least 4 bags already. The had turned to saw dust before they arrived here. Had to turn on the furnace one night because the MWP couldn't keep up.
First year burning pellets with a new Harmon Accentra insert, guy from Jay delivered 5 tons of pellets, (Wood Pellet warehouse http://www.sibwoodpellets.com) Maine Woods, $219 per ton, he unloads them and you don't touch them!! About 5lbs left in hopper when stove goes empty, glass cleans easily once per week with windex, small ash pan fills in two weeks, at ~15 degrees I need to kick the furnace on as the temp in the house gets to 65, 4 bedroom two story house. I have used one ton in one month (installed in November) clean the pot aprox every 3 days no issues, cleaned the stove once so far, not very dirty. Very happy with stove and pellets.
We have a Harman PF100. Very little ash, burns very clean. Good whole pellets with very little fines. Very happy with them. My daughter burns them in a Breckwell Maverick stove and also has had the same results.
Picked up 4 bags of MWP and 4 bags of Pro Pellets to test out in an Enviro Empress. I wasn't too impressed with the MWP, a shoulder pellet at best and ashy. The Pro Pellets burnt much better in my stove.
For the '10-'11 season, I burned 6 tons of pellets. One ton of Maine Woods. In comparison to Okanagan, Heartland, Spruce pointe, these pellets were far inferior. They produced the most ash and increased my cleanings. Okanagan was the best product to date.
I purchased 2 tons of these back in December 2010. I have already burned 1 ton. They burn good and hot. The ash is minimal. My biggest complaint is the amount of fines in the bag. Honestly though that is very little to complain about. Over all these pellets burn hot. For the money you can't beat them.
I am very impressed with Maine Pellets. I have tried many different brands out there and these really do put out the heat...low ash...and consistent. I had read some troubling reviews that had made me want to stay far away from these pellets. I would say that this year they have the kinks worked out...so try them again...I tried a few bags on a whim and was so impressed I purchased 2 tons. I have a 2000 plus sq. ft. house and it stays warm and toasty. My wife is very happy and that goes a long way...it was 12 degrees when I woke up this morning and my living room was 73 and the other rooms downstairs were 70. Thanks for a great pellet.
I already had my pellets for the burning season, and a full oil tank. I decided I could afford to try your product when the guy in Jay gave an offer too good to refuse. So far, I have burned about 10 bags of your new Pellets. I want to tell you they are burning great! Not at all the pellet I had known before. For the past 2 years, I've been burring Energex from Canada. They cost more, but gave me a dependable burn.
Given a choice, I would prefer to keep my business close to home. If you manage to keep the quality up and the prices competitive, I'll be buying my next burning season's pellets from your company.
I have a Napoleon pellet stove. In the past with Energex, I had had to clean clean the glass about every day. Usually on the 3ed day I have to remove a crumbly "bird's nest" of ash from the burn pot. This year, I added an outside air connection to the stove. That is when I started burning my new ton of Athens. Wow! no ash in the burn pot on any day. Glass needs to be cleaned on day 3, even then not as bad as it was on day one before. Wipes right off with a paper towel. Pellets are dust free and do not crumble when you roll them between you fingers. I want you to know that when I hear some "potty mouth" talk about your product, I am quick to tell them to contact you directly. Things have changed up there, and who better to explain it to them but you.
burned 6 tons of them '09-'10 season, high ash, whenever the auger was turning there were quite a few sparks.
I bought another three tons for this season, I read that they have a new team in charge at the plant and a new blend of wood, the new bag only says premium wood pellets and doesn't mention Maine Woods anywhere on it.